First Halloween Post Of The Year

With Christmas decorations already spotted in Walmart — it’s true, I saw them on Facebook! — today is definitely not too early to be thinking about Halloween.

So: The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce has announced its 1st-ever Halloween Window Painting Contest.

Eytan painting a store window for HalloweenAlone or in groups of 2 or 3, students in 3 categories — grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 — can show off their artistic abilities by painting the windows of local businesses.

(Not just any businesses, of course. Stores pay $25 for the privilege.)

Painting takes place on Sunday, October 20. Winners will be announced that evening.

In addition to the store fee of $25, participants pay too ($15 for individuals, $25 for groups of 2 or 3). Part of the proceeds benefit Staples Tuition Grants.

Sounds like a cool idea. Though not as great as the decorating I did on Halloween, back in the day.

Of mailboxes, parked cars and trees.

(To register, click here.)

8 responses to “First Halloween Post Of The Year

  1. Hi Dan, The “click here” link to register on this page didn’t work, but here’s one that I think is good:

    Thanks for keeping us up on all the goings-on in Westport!

    Melissa Chang 29 Richmondville Ave

  2. Scarsdale used to have a program like this back when I was growing up. It’s a GREAT thing for kids and SO much fun. I still have a picture (circa 1986) of my friend and I in front of our “masterpiece”. Glad to see it has made it’s way here.

  3. Racine, WI had this tradition every Halloween. All the businesses in uptown, downtown and beyond participated. The city supplied the paints and the children supplied the creativity. Of course there was a contest for the best window. Was one of those events that everyone looked forward to every year.

  4. Sharon Paulsen

    oohhh, great idea!
    And who’s making that masterpiece in the posted pic? That looks like a stunner in the making.
    I sometimes feel we underestimate the immense creativity from our young-er artistes. Yes, this is a super community idea, but if you really LOOK at some works by children, it can blow away anything you might find in an established museum, show, etc., from the “adults”, LOL.

    • Photo is some random kid I found on the interwebs.

      • Sharon Paulsen

        Thanks for the quick reply Dan!
        Well, this kid could easily be one of Westport’s greatest. So glad art is alive and thriving in my old haunt. That was one of the best things about this town. Art … and music education!!
        Ciao ~

  5. carissa keepin

    Was that YOU, Danny????